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Easter at the Farm We were not, as a whole, a particularly religious family. There is no tradition of revivals. No great awakenings. No soaring sermons that come to mind when The Legal Genealogist thinks back to Easters past. The … Continue reading

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With love, to all of mine Some weeks have Mother’s Day. That brings a soft sad smile to The Legal Genealogist‘s face, as it has been years since I have had a living maternal forebear to celebrate with. And some … Continue reading

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Nice to be home The Legal Genealogist is home today. Proud to be the spring seminar speaker for the Alabama Genealogical Society. Delighted to be at Samford University, home of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research each summer (hope … Continue reading

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Faces of family Raised by the women who are stronger than you know A patchwork quilt of memory only women could have sewn The threads were stitched by family hands, protected from the moth By your mother and her mother, … Continue reading

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Reunited at last He was so very young — not yet 42 years old — leaving behind a wife and four children ranging in age from 14 down to seven. She was quite old — only five months short of … Continue reading

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Eighty years ago today The two-story brick apartment building at 1414 Thirteenth Street in Lubbock, Texas, no longer exists. In Google Street View, you can see that there’s a parking lot there now, where the apartment building stood, in March … Continue reading

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Welcome, Jack! The Legal Genealogist will not go quite so far as to say that the only two words that come to mind in thinking of the growing-up years of a particular younger brother and sister are “sibling rivalry.” But … Continue reading

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The memories of not being a Scout Here today on February 22nd, the theme around the genealogical community and around the internet is Thinking Day, and — in honor of the joint birthdays of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy … Continue reading

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Doings on the 15th Beware the ides of March, so the saying goes. The 15th of March was a day of foreboding, forever marred by the soothsayer’s warning to Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.1 But February 15th? That’s after the … Continue reading

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Thank you, Tony! We call it serendipity in genealogy. Those moments when the stars align or the fates dictate or somehow things just happen. And yesterday was one of those days. Those of you who’ve been following along this week … Continue reading

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